I have a Johnson 1996 115 hp outboard which which I have been having a problem with it stalling. I have checked the fuel lines right up to the engine and they seem fine. After squeezing the priming bulb I fire up the engine but it dies after about a minute. If I fire up the engine and sit by the priming bulb and squeeze it gently every 10 seconds then the engine will continue running.
The obvious conclusion is a faulty fuel pump but before I go and spend out on a new pump I would like to know what other possible problems may be causing this problem. Could it be a fuse? Just got a new VRO fuel Pump 2 years ago.
Thanks, Is the VRO and pump all in one? we had a Boat Dealer /repair shop. He's no longer with us. He was ripping people off and went bankrupted. He's the one that put the new one on and charged about 500.00.
those VRO pumps are pricey, about $400 just for the pump, so $500 to replace it would be about right. you can google vro rebuid kit, I think they are around $125. but you can only rebuild the fuel side. If you have already bypassed the oil pump side and premix you can use the fuel pump for a 90s model 112 special motor which is a non-vro premix style pump for under $100. or you can start premixing if you want and use that pump. be sure to pump the non-mixed fuel out of your fuel lines before cranking motor. you can also test your fuel pump by disconnecting the hose coming out of the pump and turning the motor over and look for fairly strong pulse squirts. unfortunately OMC really failed in the vro pump design, they have a high failure rate and are stupid costly.
Please tell me you didn't buy this yet??? Did you replace the bulb on the fuel line?? Not the fuel pump! The ball is supposed the stay hard while running! You have an air leak in the line from the fuel tank to the bulb to the engine!! I would try that first!! Don't go to walmart, go to a Marine store! I believe it's no more thank $30! Their is an arrow on the bulb, make sure it's going the right way!!